Smart Aid assists schools in determining need through a standardized application and computation process in order to most equitably assess a family’s ability to pay for a private education. The role of Smart Aid is to make a recommendation to CVA of the family’s ability to pay based on the information a family provides. The Financial Aid Committee makes the decision on whether to award aid and also determines the amount to be awarded in the form of grants.
Families applying for scholarships must also complete the Smart Aid application. When completing the application, on the first page to create an account it asks for an ‘access code’ and says ‘some schools give parents an access code to sign up with’. Our school code is not an access code so leave that empty. Page three of the application (after parent info and student info) is where applicants will enter our school code 14570 to connect the application to CVA.